Dear Mouthy Housewives,
My husband recently told me that he pees in the shower. I’m completely grossed out. Do you agree that it’s uncivilized? How do I get him to stop?
And put the seat down when you’re done
Dear Put the Seat Down When You’re done,
Oh yes. I completely agree. Uncivilized. But I’m sure it’s quite common. I don’t have any data to back up my belief, mostly because I just don’t have the time to install video cameras in showers across America, but I’m positive lot of people are doing this.
I mean, not me. I’m a lady for gosh sakes.
Option 1: Tell your husband that you would prefer if he did not pee in the shower. Politely point out that you don’t bathe in the toilet. He will likely promise to stop using the shower as his personal potty. He is likely lying but who cares because you will be happy.
Option 2: You can try to accept this vile habit because it saves water and is very earth friendly. In fact at one point, Brazil had an ad campaign to encourage people to urinate in the shower as a way to conserve water. Apparently, if a household avoids one flush a day, it can save up to 1,157 gallons of water annually. Isn’t it fun to save the planet while peeing?
Option 3: You can take my husband’s advice. I asked him what you should do and he said, “Get over it.” He’s a succinct man.
Whatever you decide to do, I would definitely take Brazil off your travel list. That is not a place you will enjoy taking a shower.